Drill Press Reduction Kit, lower RPM, more torque!

(17 customer reviews)


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Want to slow down your drill press? This bolt on kit will double (2:1) or quadruple (4:1) the torque of your drill press at the spindle and cut the RPM by 50-75% (2:1 - 4:1)! Kit bolts on in about 25 minutes with hand tools. Requires trimming of your belt guard if equipped. You may have to purchase a separate belt if the one we provide does not fit.

Works with nearly all drill presses. Click on the Tech link below to find out if your drill press works with this kit. This kit uses cold rolled steel shafting, high quality cast-iron block mounted greasable ball bearings, and ships raw (the main plate is not painted).

If want your drill press to go slower and have more torque, this is the kit you should order.The 4:1 is our most popular kit, and the one we almost always recommend. Also, it is very important that the shaft size of the kit you order matches your drill press motor. The belt size of the kit doesn't need to match your drill press at all.

17 reviews for Drill Press Reduction Kit, lower RPM, more torque!

    Zac Beagan
    Great customer service, and quick shipping, has this in under a week to Alberta, Canada. Was a easy install and performs flawlessly. Turned a ordinary drill press into an incredible machine. Thanks RogueFab!
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    Steve Tunder
    The quality is great. Excellent design. I needed to lower the RPM of my drill press to allow for using a 3/4 inch annular cutter for making holes in half inch steel. I was going through 3/4 inch drill bits about once a month after drilling a couple of dozen holes. I did get good at sharpening my bits but it was a pain. The annular cutter is the way to go for making holes but the drill press needs to run at a much lower rate (240-3400 rpm on my Rigid drill press). I did replace the motor on the drill press....from a half horsepower to 1 horsepower. I did also have to use a link belt as the one supplied was too long. After installing, the drill press now runs at 48 RPM and the drill press now is a metal machine!!!!! I've cut over 100 holes without having to sharpen anything!!I love it!!!!
    Delivery time was quick and kit was easy to install. My Delta press has gone from a low speed of 250 RPMs to 62.5 RPMs. Drilling holes from 5/8" to 1" in metal used to be a chore, with bits grabbing and getting chipped. Now, bits cut like they are supposed to and holes are very clean.
    Really awesome product, just doesn't work very well with the harbor freight 13" drill press due to the way the belts are tensioned. Also had to buy new belts to get everything to work.
    David Roche
    Had to fabricate a couple of pieces to get things mounted on a fifty year old craftsman. Just for grins I punched a 5/8 hole in a 1/2 inch plate without a pilot hole. Smooth! After all the aggravations I’ve dealt with through the years with the high speed low torque slowest setting of the machine I was blown away. Didn’t seem real.
    Jim LaBorde
    Great addition to the shop, allows much safer and more accurate drilling as well as longer intervals between resharpening. I will get another one soon.
    Excellent reduction kit for just about any drill press. would be a massive upgrade that takes under an hour MAX to install. One word of advice i would suggest, i bought a harbor freight 12'' drill press brand new to use this reduction kit on, because it uses metric belts that are slightly smaller than 3/8 i would highly recommend starting off with a drill press with 1/2'' belts as they said on the "tech" portion of the website. Because of my tiny 3/8 belts ive been having some annoying slippage issues because although the drill press can now put out 4x the torque than before, the belts slip instead of transmitting that torque to the spindle. All in all, none of the issues listed above are rogue fabrications fault, they supplied a kit that does exactly as it says, and does it with a very easy and adaptable installation. one small thing i would like to see is possibly the allen head adjustment screws changed out for thumb screws, but that is a minor nit-pick and something i can do myself. i made a youtube review, might give you a little heads up to what this kit does. https://youtu.be/buIkQn4W9VI
    Baron wheeler
    First I would like to thank rogue fab for their amazing customer service. I placed my order Friday for next day delivery, after the mailing cutoff via Internet. I received a phone call a few minutes later telling me I had missed the cutoff. They told me it wouldn't get to me until Tuesday and asked if that was ok or if I wanted a refund. Monday morning I get a delivery with my drill kit!!! On top of the fast shipping it also ended up costing more than I paid. So I called rogue fab and they told me don't worry about the difference. Absolutely amazing customer service!!! On to the reduction kit. I have a project of drilling around 300 1 1/16" holes into 1.5" schedule 80 316ss pipe. Building handrails for my boss. I was only getting 2 or 3 holes per bit before this kit, now I'm getting around 20 holes per bit. This kit is well thought out and came with every thing, including great instructions.
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